Former ‘Hollywood Madam’ Heidi Fleiss accused of growing marijuana

By Dan Whitcomb

(Reuters) – Heidi Fleiss, nicknamed the “Hollywood Madam” in the 1990s after she was accused of running a high-priced Southern California call-girl ring, may face charges after 392 pot plants were found at her Nevada desert home, a county sheriff said on Tuesday.

Deputies who went to Fleiss’ home in Pahrump, some 45 miles west of Las Vegas, last week searching for a wanted female found the marijuana plants, Nye County Sheriff Tony De Meo said.

Fleiss, 47, told detectives she was growing cannabis so she could sell it to a Las Vegas cooperative, but admitted that she did not have a license to do so, according to a news release issued by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

Also found at her home were grow lights and several bottles of chemicals used to cultivate marijuana, the sheriff’s office said. The plants were collected as evidence and the equipment destroyed.

Fleiss was not arrested because she was caring for exotic birds worth $ 200,000 and because she was cooperative throughout the investigation, De Meo said, but his office had turned the case over to prosecutors for potential filing of marijuana possession charges.

A spokeswoman for the Nye County District Attorney’s Office said no charges had been filed against Fleiss as of Tuesday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office did not identify the person they were seeking at Fleiss’ home at the time of the search but said they had gone there looking for her before.

Fleiss, the daughter of a prominent Los Angeles doctor, became a media sensation following her 1993 arrest in Los Angeles on suspicion of running a prostitution business that catered to Hollywood celebrities and the wealthy.

After two trials that made worldwide headlines, she was ultimately convicted on federal tax evasion charges in connection with the prostitution ring and served nearly two years in prison.

Fleiss never revealed the names of her clients, but actor Charlie Sheen acknowledged in videotaped trial testimony that he paid thousands of dollars for the services of her prostitutes.

In 2008, Fleiss was the subject of a documentary chronicling her attempts to set up a legal brothel near Pahrump catering to women which also featured her menagerie of exotic birds.

(Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Mohammad Zargham)

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Former ‘Hollywood Madam’ Heidi Fleiss accused of growing marijuana

Highest-Grossing Pinoy and Hollywood Films for 2013 So Far – As of August 8 2013

“It Takes a Man and a Woman” and “Iron Man 3″ are the still the highest-grossing Pinoy and Hollywood Films (respectively) in the Philippines for 2013 so far but there are a lot of changes in the Top 10. Check it out!

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(Parody poster combining the two highest-grossing films)

HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY FILMS FOR 2013 SO FAR
(As of August 8, 2013)

1. It Takes A Man and a Woman (Star Cinema) – P375-M
2. Four Sisters and a Wedding (Star Cinema) – P145-M
3. Bromance: My Brother’s Romance (Star Cinema) – P72.67-M
4. A Moment in Time (Star Cinema) – P64.54-M
5. Must Be…Love (Star Cinema) – P60.74-M
6. Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? (Star Cinema) -P51.7-M
8. Tuhog (Skylight Films) – P24.68-M
9. My Lady Boss (GMA Films/Regal Films) – P19.4-M
10. The Bride and the Lover (Regal Films) – P10.39-M

Seduction – undisclosed
The Fighting Chefs – undisclosed
Juana C The Movie – undisclosed

HIGHEST-GROSSING HOLLYWOOD FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2013
(As of August 8, 2013)

1. Iron Man 3 (Disney) – P631.48-M
2. Man of Steel (WB) – P388.43-M
3. Fast & Furious 6 (UIP) – P258.6-M
4. Despicable Me 2 (UIP) – P231.28-M
5. World War Z (UIP) – P208.17-M
6. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (UIP) – P187-M
7. Pacific Rim (Warner Bros.) – P161.8-M
8. The Wolverine (Fox) – P152-M *
9. Jack the Giant Slayer (Warner Bros) – P126.61-M
10. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (UIP) – P111.93-M

* still showing in theaters

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Highest-Grossing Pinoy and Hollywood Films for 2013 So Far – As of August 8 2013

Top 10 Highest Paid Actress in Hollywood revealed, Angelina Jolie tops the list!

According to Forbes Magazine  Angelina Jolie, who will next be seen on the big screen in the film “Maleficent,” is Hollywood’s highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $ 33 million in the last year.

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She easily surpassed this year’s Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, who came in second with $ 26 million, and pushed Kristen Stewart of the “Twilight” series, who topped the list last year, into third place with earnings of $ 22 million.

Below are the Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood:

  1. Angelina Jolie -$ 33M
  2. Jennifer Lawrence – $ 26M
  3. Kristen Stewart – $ 22M
  4. Jennifer Aniston – $ 20M
  5. Emma Stone – $ 16M
  6. Charlize Theron – $ 15M
  7. Sandra Bullock – $ 14M
  8. Natalie Portman – $ 14M
  9. Mila Kunis – $ 11M
  10. Julia Roberts – $ 11M

 

Forbes talked to agents, managers and other people with knowledge of the film industry to compile the ranking based on estimated earnings from June 2012 to June 2013.

 

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Top 10 Highest Paid Actress in Hollywood revealed, Angelina Jolie tops the list!

(HOLLYWOOD) GLEE Star Cory Monteith Cremated Privately in Vancouver, Canada.

Cory Monteith was privately cremated Tuesday in Canada.

Lea and most of the family of the Glee star, 31 – who was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room over the weekend – were present, according to TMZ.

Monteith’s dad Joe Monteith, who is divorced from Cory’s mom Ann, was not invited to the viewing, and tells PEOPLE he is “just totally, totally devastated.”

“I was all ready to go, my suitcase was packed, I just needed to know where he was and nobody got back to me until after the fact,” Joe adds.

Monteith died of a toxic mixture of heroin and alcohol, the autopsy revealed Tuesday. And the heroin presence “totally shocked” his dad, who also tells PEOPLE, “I thought it was totally behind him … I really don’t know the whole situation and I can’t comment when I don’t know.”

For much more on Monteith’s rise to fame, his past addiction struggles and his final days in Vancouver, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

• With reporting by HOWARD BREUER (Source http://www.people.com)

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(HOLLYWOOD) GLEE Star Cory Monteith Cremated Privately in Vancouver, Canada.

Robert Downey Jr. and Channing Tatum are the new highest paid actors of Hollywood!

Robert Downey Jr and Channing Tatum have jumped to the top spot of Forbes’ ranking of Hollywood’s highest paid actors!

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At age 48, Robert Downey Jr. has become the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, earning the of $ 75M. The star, whose early success was followed by battles with drug addiction, owes most of his recent income to his roles in “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3.”

Second place goes to Channing Tatum, who has made a name for himself through his talent both in action-packed blockbusters and in more intimate films. At age 33, the star took in $ 60M this year. In the third spot, Hugh Jackman earned $ 55M between “Les Misérables” and “The Wolverine.”

Below are the top 10 highest paid actors in Hollywood:

  1. Robert Downey Jr. – $ 75M
  2. Channing Tatum – $ 60M
  3. Hugh Jackman – $ 55M
  4. Mark Wahlberg – $ 52M
  5. Dwayne Johnson – $ 46M
  6. Leonardo DiCaprio – $ 39M
  7. Adam Sandler – $ 37M
  8. Tom Cruise – $ 35M
  9. Denzel Washington – $ 33M
  10. Liam Neeson – $ 32M

The period analyzed by Forbes is from May 2012 to May 2013.

To establish the list, the business magazine investigates the artist fees, advances and interests received for films as well as advertising partnerships, and also estimates the actors’ royalties.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Channing Tatum are the new highest paid actors of Hollywood!

“On The Job” starring Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson considered for a Hollywood remake!

“On The Job” starring Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson to have Hollywood remake!

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After a successful run in the recent Cannes Film Festival in France, the Erik Matti directed film “On The Job” starring Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson is being considered for a Hollywood remake.

According to the 24 years old actor Gerald Anderson who portrays an inmate temporarily released from jail to become a contract killer for corrupt politicians, their Star Cinema produced action-thriller film:

“Sabi nila direk, ‘yung kampo nila Mark Wahlberg tumawag para i-remake, atsaka nila Tom Cruise. Malay natin matuloy.”

Piolo Pascual plays a National Bureau of Investigation agent.

“On The Job” starring Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson considered for a Hollywood remake!

Hayden Panettiere on how tough it is growing-up as a child star in Hollywood!

Hayden Panettiere has just revealed how she as a child star avoided a lot of vices growing up in Hollywood!

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This is what Hayden said with BBC Breakfast :

“I’m no different to anyone else and those same doors were opened to me and they were very easy to walk through—drugs, alcohol, being in inappropriate places where you shouldn’t be at a certain age—it’s a very tough position to be in, but I had great people to pull me back from it.”

On her thought of other child stars, specifically Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan:

“Being a young female growing up in the industry is tough. I grew up in the generation of the wild child—I was guilty by association. So everyone sits there and waits for you to fall off your horse.”

Panettiere adds:

“But as long as you have people who are willing to tell you the truth and are not afraid to tell you the truth and give you a reality check—it makes a world of difference.”

Hayden is a good example of child star who still works as an adult and is living a clean life free of vices.

Hayden Panettiere on how tough it is growing-up as a child star in Hollywood!